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Classic Phase 3 and Patch 1.13.3 Notes

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Update: The patch notes were edited and the Keyring will in fact only scale to 12 slots for keys.

We have the patch notes for this week's 1.13.3 update, which will introduce Warsong Gulch, Alterac Valley, Elemental Invasions in Un’goro Crater, Azshara, Winterspring, and Silithus, the Keyring, changes to the lua API preventing certain addons using communication channels in an unintended way, bug fixes and the potential for paid character transfers to be introduced later on.

You can check out our battlegrounds guide for all of classic here or head to the specific AV and WSG ones.

    Blizzard Logo1.13.3 Patch Notes (source)

    With scheduled weekly maintenance in each region, we will update WoW Classic to version 1.13.3, which includes several updates to the game. We will deploy this patch with weekly maintenance starting at 7:00 a.m. PST (10:00 a.m. EST) on Tuesday, December 10.

    World of Warcraft Classic Version 1.13.3

    Battlegrounds

    The fields of battle are open, and the Alliance and Horde are set to clash over Warsong Gulch and Alterac Valley.

    Warsong Gulch is a 10v10 game of capture-the-flag, with each faction attempting to carry their opponents’ flag all the way back to their own base, while preventing the opposition from doing the same. Players fight in level-ranges in Warsong Gulch: 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and level 60.

    Alterac Valley is a large 40v40 tug-of-war zone, with many quests, objectives, and areas of interest. All players at level 51 and higher are placed into a single level-range in this epic struggle, with rewards via reputation as well as quest rewards. Some Alterac Valley rewards are highly sought, such as Don Julio’s Band, Lei of the Lifegiver, and Ice Threaded Arrows/Bullets.

    The Alliance entrance to Warsong Gulch is in Silverwing Grove in Ashenvale Forest, and the Horde entrance is near Mor’shan Base Camp in the northern Barrens. The Alliance and Horde entrances to Alterac Valley are in northern Hillsbrad Foothills. Both Warsong Gulch and Alterac Valley can also be entered by speaking with the appropriate battlemaster in your capital city.

    Battlegrounds are cross-realm, which means you’ll fight alongside allies and against opponents from all of the realms in your region.

    Elemental Invasions

    Across Kalimdor, Blazing, Thundering, Watery, and Whirling Invaders now occasionally appear in Un’goro Crater, Azshara, Winterspring, and Silithus respectively. The elementals appear to be seeing just how far into these territories they can penetrate before being beaten back by the forces of the Horde or the Alliance.

    Keyring

    The key button in your micro menu now opens your Keyring, an additional bag for keys only, that scales up to hold 12 keys.

    Additional Updates

    • The lua API has been modified to prevent some addons from using communications channels in ways that are contrary to the spirit of the game.
    • This patch includes client support for the Paid Character Transfer service, which may be enabled at a future date.
    • The World of Warcraft Classic executable file on your PC has been renamed.
    • Bug fixes.

    Blizzard is also preventing addons from communicating over custom player-created chat channels in the forthcoming update.

    Blizzard LogoLua API Changes (source)

    With the release of World of Warcraft Classic 1.13.3, we’re making a change to disallow calling C_ChatInfo.SendAddonMessage with the CHANNEL ChatType. This will prevent addons from communicating over custom, player-created chat channels.

    Addons will still be able to communicate using PARTY, RAID, GUILD, and WHISPER in the same ways that they can now. Additionally, we are going to test a change to permit C_ChatInfo.SendAddonMessage to be called with SAY and YELL, allowing your addons to communicate with players in your immediate vicinity.

    We support using addons to customize your gameplay experience. However, we also want to ensure that we preserve the social dynamics that make Classic what it is. Ultimately, we decided that the ability for addons to send invisible messages to large, arbitrary groups of players all across Azeroth was something that risked undermining those social dynamics.

    Thank you!

     

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